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     Earth Day Special, April 22, 2021

Earth Week event

Saturday, April 24, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Great River Survival Walk to highlight
eco-plight of Connecticut River

Environmental justice for the Connecticut River will be the focus of a community walk through the beautiful French King Gorge to the intake tunnels of the Canadian-owned Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project up river. The walk will start at 10:30 on Dorsey Road in Erving, in the shadow of the French King Bridge, and proceed 1-1/2 miles along the Franklin County Bikeway to the intake tunnels. It then returns to the bridge starting point, around 12:30 pm.
Along the route we will learn about the serious effects of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Station, which for almost 40 years has pumped massive amounts of the Connecticut River backward and uphill to a reservoir for later release as re-generated, peak-priced electricity. Tens of millions of fish and aquatic animals are killed annually. An April 21 op-ed by environmental journalist and re-licensing stakeholder Karl Meyer presents the basic problems. Meyer will be a guide along the route.
Children welcome. Bring masks, water and snacks, please no pets. 

Sponsored by the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, Citizens Awareness Network; Safe & Green Campaign VT; and the Enviro Radio Show,

Frances Crowe Film Series, Northampton Forbes Library,
presents VINCENT WHO?

Free film now, zoom discussion
April 28

The recent tragic murders of Asian women in Atlanta and Sikh Fed Ex workers in Indianapolis are examples of the rising hate crimes in our country linked to rhetoric that blames Asian people for the spread of Covid-19. The film Vincent Who? -- by award-winning documentary filmmaker and Asian-American activist Curtis Chin --  recounts the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin, which spurred the Asian American civil rights movement. Vincent Chin, who was Chinese,  was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. His killers got off with a minimal fine and no jail time. The film features interviews with the key players at the time as well as a new generation of activists,  and also offers a brief history of anti-Asian policies in our US History.
Join our discussion with Megan Paik, co-chair of Northampton's Human Rights Commission and Richard Chu, UMass professor of Asian American History and others.
This event is co-sponsored by the Forbes Library Racial Advisory Committee.
Watch film on your own: 

Join our discussion on Zoom at 6:30pm Wed. April 28 :
Meeting ID: 856 6029 9188
Passcode: 080545

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